In this for-men-only book (because "It has become politically incorrect for men to write books for women"), Dr. Bob Arnot--of NBC News medical correspondent fame--will convince even the most committed sloth that a 25-year-old body can be only months away. According to Arnot, revolutions in fitness technology, nutrition, and sports medicine now make it possible for a middle-ager to bench press the years back to a biological age of 25 or so--in as little as six months. Arnot calls on an impressive array of experts and scientific findings to bolster his prescription: an eat-as-much-as-you-want diet of low-fat, whole-grain foods--and play!
Arnot offers advice on sports as play for adults (alpine skiing, aerobic tennis, power blading, mountain biking, and snow blading--also known as cross-country skiing), including the challenges of new skills, getting the right coach, smart training, and fast recoveries. Nutrition plays a big part in the Arnot regimen, and he offers up information on nutritional snacks and sports food, multicultural cuisine ideas, as well as recipes and dietary supplements.
"If there is a fountain of youth, it is the heavy metal in your local gym," Arnot says, because the real fitness pitfall for the not-20-anymore man is muscle loss. From deltoids to dumbbells and pecs to pull-ups, Arnot runs down gym musts and hows in an illustrated weight-training program. Add Arnot's visualization techniques and aphorisms to the mix ("Conventional Wisdom: Go with the flow. New Paradigm: Aging is a cultural trap that programs men to abuse, misuse, and disuse their bodies"), and men past the "golden age" of their 20s may well find that the goal of getting fit, staying fit, and rewinding the biological clock is truly within reach. --Stefanie Durbin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Highly recommend it for those truly interested in taking care of yourselves. Lots of excellent information.Published 9 months ago by Birdie
I first read this when it came out in the 90s. Now, nearly 20 years later it's still full of useful and inspiring information. I wish Dr Arnot would update it again.Published 14 months ago by Jesper
To say this book changed my life is... well, accurate.
I found this gem of common sense quite by accident 15 years ago on the clearance table outside a Borders book... Read more
At time I am writing this I am a 50 yrs. old and for my age, in above average fitness. I regained my fitness at age 42 after about 15 yrs of being a couch potato. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joseph G. Fisher
This is the most useful fitness book I've found. The advice and facts are all relevant and helpful to anyone over 30 who is decided to get their fitness back. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by John K Allensworth
I lost 20 lbs after reading Arnots books. He offers safe and effective advice for folks who want to live longer and healthier lives.Published on February 12, 2007 by woodmousie
Sensible and practical. No quick fixes, but collects a bunch of good tips into one place.Published on February 23, 2004 by Anne Terry
Dr. Bob's "Guide to Turning Back the Clock" is 100 percent accurate and a good motivational tool for both men and women. I had no idea that enriched flour ... Read morePublished on January 24, 2002 by Bryan Martin